Plea Bargaining Over 90% of criminal convictions come from negotiated pleas and this is the result of simply having better defense attorneys nowadays. The way plea bargaining works is the defendant pleads guilty, however he or she ends up getting a lesser sentence, fewer counts, reduced charges, etc. depending on the type of negotiation they make. Once they plead guilty, they must then allocate, which means they must describe how and why they committed their crime. Although it sounds like a good deal, plea bargaining has its detriments as well as its benefits. One advantage of plea bargaining is that “it often saves the time and expense of a trial, but it does typically mean that the defendant must plead guilty to some crime. Many people often wonder if justice is really served when a person pleads to a lesser offense and is given a lighter punishment than they might have had they been found guilty of the original charge.” (wisegeek.org) Thus, there have been cases where a defendant had to plead guilty, even though they were innocent. “The defendant's lawyer might be most convincing if the plea means no jail time, but even without incarceration, an innocent person may have just admitted to a crime that he or she didn't commit. This could mean carrying a criminal record, paying fines, or being on probation, regardless of innocence.” (wisegeek.org) On the other hand, a person who is guilty benefits from a plea bargain because they get less time in jail, a lesser sentence, reduced charges, or lesser counts. There are even programs offered that are similar to probation except it won’t show on the defendant’s record. Not only can the defendants benefit from plea bargaining but so can the prosecutor and the defense attorney. For the prosecutor, a plea bargain guarantees a conviction. “Moreover, prosecutors may…
Plea bargains are an agreement between the prosecutor and the defendant. This plea is usually an agreement to a lesser charge or a lesser sentence.
In this research paper I plan on focusing on the why prosecutors offer plea deal and the different types of pleas.
In many states there are so many cases that haven’t been to trial due to financial issues and back dated cases that the prosecutor offers the defendant a plea deal. If that plea is something that the defendant would agree with in terms…
society. Mandatory Minimum Sentencing in the American Justice System has long been argued by both Lawmakers and the public. We will go over some of the history of mandatory minimum sentences as well as the many pros and cons to these types of sentences. Some examples of pros and cons are the overall effect on public safety, the effect on the offenders, the cost to taxpayers, the lack of discretion for Judge’s, and whether the law should be repealed.
The history of Mandatory Minimum sentencing…
punished with lengthy imprisonment for second or third strikes, it’s for committing nonviolent property or drug crimes. A goal of the three strikes law was that it would guarantee long-term sentences for habitual offenders, but it has turned into a plea-bargaining tool. A Press-Telegram report conducted by Wendy Thomas Russell showed that nearly 80 percent of the 956 three-strikes cases filed in Long Beach from 1994 to 1999 did not result in the law’s “mandatory minimum.” Specifically about 700 of these…
Teleflex’s patent wasn’t original
Patent Infringement: firm makes, uses, or sells another’s patented design without patent owner’s permission TORT
Remedies: Injunction, Damages, If infringement is willful: triple the damages (treble damages)
Pro: legal protection
Con: disclosure, limited time
Copyright: exclusive right of an author or originator of a literary/artistic production to publish, print, or sell that production for a statutory period of time. (intangible property right) (TEST IS ORIGINALITY)…
until it introduced the iMac in 1998. The colorful iMac
added a spark to the Apple product line and made Apple
profitable again, and Apple continues to innovate with
other computers such as the MacBook, MacBook Pro, and
MacBook Air notebooks and the Mac Pro and Mac Mini
desktops. The Macs use Apple’s own Mac OS X Snow
Leopard operating system (not Windows) and microprocessor chips manufactured by Intel. Apple’s market
share is still small—less than 10 percent of the U.S. microcomputer…